A free marijuana presentation concerning ways for parents, grandparents, and teachers to talk with youth about marijuana and how to communicate the risks of marijuana use is being offered by the Salem County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Drug and Alcohol Services.

The free presentation will be held on November 29, from 6 PM. until 8 PM at the Salem Community College, Davidow Hall, Room 117.

Talking with our youth and communicating the risks of marijuana use should be a primary goal for education at home and in schools. Today, our youth are receiving many mixed messages about marijuana which is contributing to increased use. Parents have more influence than they realize and can have a major impact on their children’s perception of harm when it comes to drugs like marijuana and also on their behaviors. Participants will learn how to communicate more effectively with youth about the very real dangers of marijuana use.

“One of our roles as adults is to protect our youth and this presentation will provide you with the knowledge of risks associated with marijuana use allowing you to have a better understanding and be equipped with ways to communicate about the dangers,” said Robert Vanderslice, Freeholder Director and Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee.

 Registration is encouraged.

To register, contact Maggie Vaughan, who directs the County’s Office of Drug and Alcohol Services at 856-935-7510 extension 8460, or email her at Maggie.vaughan@salemcountynj.gov

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